Lakeshore Mental Health Institute, Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute

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May 1, 2013
Knoxville , TN
United States
Tennessee US
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Patient records were found on the floor at an abandoned hospital building named Waterside.  The woman who discovered them was a former Lakeshore employee and she alerted a local news station.  Names, Social Security information, case numbers, dates of birth, and other patient information were exposed.

UPDATE (06/27/2013): At least 20 boxes of patient records were found in an abandoned building at the Clover Bottom Campus of the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute.  The records dated back to the 1980's and had been reviewed to confirm which had sensitive information that needed to be destroyed.